Sue and Eileen

Two hundred twenty-three turkeys, each with five pounds of potatoes, stuffing, gravy, green beans, onion rings, cranberry sauce, corn, soup, brownie mix and grocery gift cards were packed and delivered on Monday to Westfield schools for distribution to families needing a little help to prepare their holiday meal.

The Thanksgiving food drive, co-chaired by Susan and Ralph Figy and Eileen and Jim Jachym, was boosted by donations and volunteers from local businesses and individuals from the community who sponsored ingredients and gift cards and came together on Friday morning, Nov. 18, to pack the bags in a well-organized assembly line with the help of a crew from Westfield Middle School. Several city councilors also joined the group to put together the meals for delivery to the schools.

Businesses, volunteers deliver 223 Thanksgiving meals for families in Westfield -